Romantic Date Ideas


This thing called "romance" is pretty hard to put a definition to. But one thing about a romantic evening is that you know you are having one when you are having one! And after all, romance and love and affection and all that goes with it is really what we like about dating. So to create an atmosphere that leads to affectionate excitement at the end of the date, going into the evening with some solid romantic date ideas is a great first step.

There is one great resource of romantic date ideas because this one resource is where people get all of their concepts of that "romantic" means in the first place. And that is the movies.

Hollywood loves to make romantic comedies by the score and put on display the most romantic of times between men and women. So instead of complaining about their manipulation, let's just say, "If you can't beat em, join em" and adapt the many romantic date ideas we see in our movies to how you and I approach dating with our real sweethearts and lovers.

When you read what people put in personal ads as their ideal romantic date it often involves watching a sunset, romantic walks on the beach or long nights by the fire talking about what in their hearts. So right there you know that any romantic date should have the right atmosphere for communication and loving and plenty of time to reflect on the love that is growing between you.

There are also certain romantic situations and objects that seem to bring out the romantic in you. The ocean, the stars above, a cozy fire and sunsets do the trick really well. No doubt, these specific items touch a part of our hearts that thinks about bigger issues and puts us in touch with this thing in us called "the soul". And when your soul and her soul are both active and in communication one to the other, you have a perfect formula for the romantic sparks to fly.

For the perfect romantic evening, you want to have a situation where he can be her prince and she can be his princess. This is why a candlelit dinner is so perfect. You both can dress your best which tells your lover that you want to give your best to this love affair as well. And as you linger over good food, perhaps some wine and gazing into each other's eyes, you have that kind of reflective setting and plenty of time for the muse of romance to come out to bring out the romantic in both of you.

Movement and adventure also seem to excite romance if it's done just right. This is why that ride in a horse drawn carriage seems to put romance firmly in charge of the date. In addition, any activity that brings about physical contact with your sweetheart can get the romantic juices flowing. Ice skating is just the thing because there are ample opportunities for her to fall into his arms and for him to be her big hero out there on the ice.

In reality, if you and your lover are destined for a great romance, those feelings will surface on just about any kind of date. But by looking for the perfect romantic ideas, you can nurture that feeling and give that small romantic flame some room to grow and take over her heart and his heart until it is a consuming passion. And once that passion takes over, it will never let either of you two go. See some second date ideas here.

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Dating Tip #1

Be Prepared - Some great dates are the ones that are spontaneous, but if you make every date spontaneous then things are bound to go wrong! Take the time to think through your date, plan for any problems like taking an umbrella with you if it is a long walk to the car and the sky looks bleak, or make sure that the restaurant you are going to does not have a hen night on when you are going for a quiet romantic meal...

Dating Tip #2

Chivalry Is A Must - If you are a man then you should be chivalrous and hold the door for your date, let her order first, pull out her chair - be a gentleman! If you are a woman then you have to let him! It is no wonder that the old fashioned manners and politeness are dying out when people are so stubborn they think it is wrong to let others hold the door or pay the bill!

Dating Tip #3

Make Eye Contact - Although some people feel uncomfortable with making eye contact, it is eye contact that shows you are interested in your date. People tend to keep eye contact when listening but not when talking to someone, try to make eye contact whenever possible (if you are interested in them that is!).